Jott is a service that allows one to use their voice- telephone to update blogs or calendars and send e-mails or texts. I tried it out and updated my blog and twitter. It is a handy service but I’m not sure how much I am going to use it? Maybe if I find myself in a conundrum of sorts and need rescuing, this will be the way to go.
Yesterday’s post on Library War is followed up by a couple of happenings. The first being an FBI attempt to handle information and libraries in an unconstitutional manner:
The FBI has withdrawn an unconstitutional national security letter (NSL) issued to the Internet Archive after a legal challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). As the result of a settlement agreement, the FBI withdrew the NSL and agreed to the unsealing of the case, finally allowing the Archive’s founder to speak out for the first time about his battle against the record demand. [via EFF.org]
The second being a book, by Ted Gup, detailing American secrecy and classification:
In it he describes the problems of “secretocracy,” which, in our “post-9/11” society, has made information that citizens need off-limits to citizens. So, despite the fact that is “more likely for a bridge to collapse than for it to [be] struck by terrorists” Homeland Security instructed state governments to take bridge maintenance reports off their Websites. (Our Great ‘Secretocracy’ by Sean Gonsalves, AlterNet, May 6, 2008). [via freegovinfo.info]
I’ve requested it and will try to post a review. Until then, the hunt for a librarian position continues!